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Thursday 21st January 2021- The Red Wines of South Africa Uncorked- 7.30pm For this tasting, I'll introduce you to some of the inland wine regions of South Africa. Tasting suggestions will include different red blends, the South African signature variety Pinotage and also Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Pinot Noir. **PLEASE READ BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON HOW THE VIRTUAL TASTINGS WORK BEFORE BOOKING** OPEN VIRTUAL WINE TASTINGS The idea behind these tastings is to keep them accessible and affordable and get people together over a glass or two of wine, hopefully discovering some new wines along the way. How it works… • Tastings are conducted via Zoom. • If you don’t have Zoom, it is available here https://zoom.us/ • Tastings last about 45 minutes- 1 hour with time for chat and questions after the main tasting • Tasters can chat amongst the group and ask questions via the ‘chat’ button • During the tasting, I will introduce tasters to grapes and regions using screen sharing of maps and key points and taking a break between wines for questions and chat. • I’ll also cover things such as food matching and serving wine • I will set up a Zoom meeting and pass details all confirmed attendees 2 days before the tasting via email • I will send wine suggestions once bookings are confirmed What about the wine? • Tasters arrange their own wine • To make it accessible and so that people can pick up wines during their weekly shop, I will suggest a selection of wines from Tesco and Sainsburys to tie in with our chosen theme. I’ll also include Majestic and Fountainhall Wines if you prefer to order online or pop into the shops. • I would suggest that tasters chose 2 different wines to try during the tasting • If those wines aren’t available, then stay with the chosen grape/region and pick something else or if you already have something suitable at home that’s fine too. • It doesn’t matter if people are drinking for example different Chardonnays as we can chat about why they are different. • I would like to know in advance what people have chosen. Wine themes • Suggestions welcome What does it cost and how do we book and pay? • The cost is £8.00 per household and I would ask that everyone in the same household uses the same screen • Please book by using the RSVP on this page I will require your email to send the Zoom link too. What are the max numbers for a tasting? • 15 households What do tasters need to do to prepare for the tasting? • Buy their Wine! • Have a separate glass for each wine • Glass of water. • Pen and paper if they would like to make notes • If you are having snacks, keep the flavours neutral such as plain crisps or crackers during the tasting, that will allow flavours of the wine to shine. • Don’t over chill the white wine, 2 hours in the fridge before the tasting is fine.